Nineveh and Its Remains

This antique hardcover book is bound in brown cloth boards, with gilt spine lettering, gilt cover decoration and etched cover lettering. This "New Edition" is complete and unabridged, containing both volumes of Layard's work within this volume. Spine slightly faded; some cover soil, edgewear; bookplate from private, 19th-century library on front inner board; some foxing to extremities, but inner text block is clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white plates, the book explores the author's discoveries upon excavating the ancient city of Nineveh, near present-day Mosul, in Iraq. Approx. 700 pages, 6"x8".

  • Nineveh and Its Remains: With an Account of a Visit to the Chaldean Christians of Kurdistan, and the Yezidis, or Devil-Worshippers; And an Inquiry Into the Manners and Arts of the Ancient Assyrians
  • Austen Henry Layard
  • George P. Putnam, 1852